Mythical Creature Inspired Dog Names

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For centuries, the various cultures of the world have used Mythology to help them better understand different aspects of their world and daily lives. The characters, stories, and concepts that have spawned from Mythological tales each have unique and meaningful names that are both culturally significant and mentally stimulating in nature; without a doubt, the various pantheons of the world will provide dog owners with an abundance of iconic names to give to their pets that reflects a certain worldview, references a primal of cosmic force active in our universe, or represents an abstract, spiritual concept.

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Dog owners looking to give their pets a name that has an esoteric flair to it should definitely consider using a mythical creature as inspiration due to the fact that most mythological creatures have become so synonymous with certain abstract concepts that their very names can be used to evoke certain feelings and sentiments; the Phoenix has become synonymous with rebirth due to its ability to rise from its own ashes while the Griffon has become a symbol of royalty, sovereignty, and justice. Even to this day, the snakes that coil around the staff Caduceus are present in almost all forms of medical iconography. Mythical creatures have also become incredibly prevalent in various works of fiction; whether gamers are grappling with gorgons in the God of War series or film goers are watching the mythology inspired kaiju of the Godzilla and Pacific Rim franchises duke it out, benign creatures have become deeply ingrained in contemporary culture on both superfluous and metaphorical levels. Even in terms of colloquial verbal exchanges, mythological creatures have found their place in various sayings, aphorisms, and euphemisms. What better way could a dog owner represent their desire to rise up from a bad experience like a phoenix, or fly high and be large and in charge like a dragon, than to name one of their pets after a mythological being whose name reflects those sentiments?

Male Mythical Creature Inspired Dog Names

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Cerberus
The three headed Hound of Hades
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Garmr
The Hound of the Goddess Hel
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Cù Sìth
The Grim Reaper-esque hound of Scottish lore
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Raijū
The lightning beast of Japanese lore
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Orthrus
The two headed dog who guarded Geryon's cattle
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Irawaru
The Māori progenitor of all dogs
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Failinis
The invincible battle hound of Irish mythology
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Axehandle
A reference to the North American cryptid of the same name
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Amarok
The lumbering, hungering wolf of Inuit mythology
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Kitsune
The nine tailed foxes of Japanese mythology
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Komainu
Lion dogs who ward off evil spirits in Eastern cultures
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Coyote
The Navajo Trickster God who assumed a canine appearance
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Anubis
The jackal headed Egyptian God of the mummification and the afterlife
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Huehuecoyotl
The Aztec god of music, dance, and mischief
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Gytrash
Named after England's mythical phantom dog
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Fenrir
The Norse harbinger of doom and destruction
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Moddey Dhoo
A black phantom fog from Manx mythology
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Panhu
The dragon-dog of Chinese mythology
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Quetzalcoatl
The Aztec winged serpent and skyfather
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Minotaur
The creature Theseus encountered in the Labyrinth
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Orochi
A reference to the 8 headed serpent of Japanese mythology
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Shesha
A prime creation entity in Hindu mythology
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Simargl
A Slavic deity who is often depicted as a winged dog or lion
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Wepwawet
An Egyptian War deity whose often associated with jackals
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Shuck
A reference to Black Shuck, the ghost dog of East Anglia
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Athos
One of the Greek Gigantes whose said have created Mt. Athos
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Agrius
A name that encompasses many characters from Greek mythology, including a Centaur and a Giant
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Bienor
A centaur who fought during the Centauromachy
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Polyphemus
The giant cyclops who accosted Odysseus during the Odyssey
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Typhon
The Greek father of monsters and the progenitor of Cerberus

Female Mythical Creature Inspired Dog Names

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Echidna
The Greek mother of monsters and one of Cerberus' parent
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Chimera
A fire breathing monster with three heads; one a goat's, one a lion's and one a snake's
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Scylla
The dog legged sea monster of Greek mythological lore
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Charybdis
A Greek mythological sea creature often attributed as the reason for many shipwrecks
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Sphinx
The monster who challenged Oedipus with a riddle
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Medusa
The snake headed monster from Greek lore whose gaze could turn people into stone
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Titania
The Fairy Queen whose appeared in multiple stories from Western Mythology
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Mab
A reference to Queen Mab, an alternative name for Titania
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Hashihime
A Japanese river spirit who spends her nights alone
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Kumiho
A fox-like creature that's appeared in many Korean stories
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Campe
A dragon like creature in Greek mythology
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Eglė
A reference to the Queen of Snakes from Lithuanian lore
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Baba
A reference to the Baba Yaga, a supernatural witch from Russian folklore
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Maggy
A reference to Maggy Moulach, a fairy creature from Highlands
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Lamia
A siren type of creature from Basque mythology
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Kikimora
A horse like spirit from Slavic mythology
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Mary
A reference to Bloody Mary, a ghastly figure from Western Folklore
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Kijo
An oni spirit from Japanese mythology
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Likhoradka
A female spirit said to cause sickness in Slavic mythology
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Południca
The Polish name of Lady Midday, a spirit from Eastern Europe
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Poludnitsa
Lady Midday's name in Serbia, Bulgaria, and Russia
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Chirtel Ma
Lady Midday's Yiddish name, where she is depicted as a noon demon
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Jenny
A reference to Jenny Greenteeth, a river hag in English lore
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Keres
The daughters of the Greek spirit of the night, Nyx
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Perchta
A goddess from Alpine paganist lore whose name means "the bright one"
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Simurgh
A kindly avian spirit in Iranian mythology
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Shahmaran
The Queen of Serpents in Iranian mythology
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Joan
A reference to Joan the Wad, Queen of the fairy-like Pixies of Cornish lore
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Ceto
A Greek sea goddess and the daughter of Gaia and Pontus
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Harionago
In service to the Barbed Haired woman from Japanese mythology

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